Nearly half of all grades (45%*) achieved the top level A*/A results, against a national decline to 25.5%. In addition, 70% of all Truro School A-Levels were graded at A*-B and over one quarter of all students achieved 3 A grades or better. Furthermore, 84% of students had secured places at their firm or insurance choice universities with this number expected to grow throughout the day.
Truro School’s Headmaster, Andrew Gordon-Brown, said: “I am very proud of our hardworking students, who with guidance and support from our dedicated teachers, have achieved such fantastic results. I am overjoyed that so many students achieved top grades and that their commitment has secured them places at their chosen universities. Equally there are some real triumphs for students who achieved three very good A-Levels where more modest grades were expected.”
Performance was strong across all subjects: once again our creative and performing arts students have put in terrific performances with Design Technology, Music and Drama all achieving 100% A*-B grades. The humanities picture is also impressive with Geography, History, Economics, Psychology and Geology all scoring between 80% and 100% A*-B. Once again the results of the Extended Project Qualification are exceptional with 73% of candidates scoring either an A* or A.
Mr Gordon-Brown continued, “Here at Truro School, we believe that, whilst our excellent examination results and university outcomes speak for themselves, they should only be the culmination of a memorable two years that help our students to develop as well-rounded individuals.
“It is a remarkable reflection on the students to think of everything that they have also achieved alongside these results; outstanding music and drama productions, regional and national-level sports achievements, incredible outdoor pursuits accomplishments, and an ongoing dedication to the committees and community projects that they have been involved in, to name but a few.
“The combination of these strong results and the personal qualities that the students have developed over their time at Truro School ensures a bright future awaits.
“We wish the class of 19 the very best for their next chapter and look forward to seeing them at upcoming Truro School Connected events.”
Families and prospective students are invited to explore the Sixth Form at the next Sixth Form Open Evening.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AT EVERY LEVEL
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
To inspire creativity, ignite imaginations and help each pupil to find and fully develop his or her talents.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
DEVELOPING PUPILS WHO ARE AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, debating and public speaking, as well as creating their own assemblies and appearing in concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To forge pupil characters and ambition through challenges and opportunities.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS WHO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN WAY OF THINKING
Because we encourage pupils towards a personally developed life philosophy. Underlying all that we do is a solid foundation based on the ethos and values of Christianity. We nurture and challenge each individual child in a caring environment that is inclusive, enjoys the diversity within our School Community and beyond, and supports a genuine desire to question what we see and what we know.